Cancer Charity Cycle Ride Announced

Cancer Charity Cycle Ride Announced

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is delighted to announce that its annual cycle event Ride for Helen Essex is taking place on Sunday 14th  May 2023 celebrating its tenth year and registration is now open!

Cyclists from across the county and beyond will be meeting at beautiful setting of The Crix Estate in Hatfield Peverel, Essex to take part in this fantastic, family-friendly event which offers a choice of five cycling routes to suit all capabilities. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in as individuals or as a team and included in the registration price is a fundraising pack, route maps, route signage, first aid support, mobile mechanic support and recovery, refreshments and a prestigious tenth celebratory year medal for all participants.
Registration is now open on our website;

This year there are five circular routes through the beautiful Essex countryside with distances of 6 miles, 15 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles and 65 miles all starting and finishing at Hatfield Peverel.

6 miles – For the beginner or families with children, cycling on country lanes and roads around Hatfield Peverel. All adult registrations for the 6 mile route qualify for TWO FREE CHILD places.

15 miles – For the occasional cyclist looking for a pleasant ride passing through Church End, Rank’s Green, and Fairstead.

30 miles – For the regular cyclist looking for a challenge, cycling on roads passing through Rank’s Green, White Notley, Silver End, Kelvedon and Great Braxted.

50 miles – For the keen adult cyclist on roads passing through Gt. Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead.

65 miles – For the experienced adult cyclist looking for a challenging ride passing through Great Leighs, Felsted, Thaxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Finchingfield, Stisted, Black Notley and Fairstead.

Each route promises to be a circular journey through the beautiful Essex countryside so you can soak up the sights and smells of Spring.

Positive feedback from previous events included…
Gregory Bloyce, 9 from Maldon took part in the 6 mile route with his dad and raised £600 in sponsorship! “I really enjoyed the event but got a bit wet in the rain! Next year I hope to do the 15 mile route and I can’t wait.”

Jenny Goodson, 60 from Coggeshall and Julie Atkinson, 52 from Hatfield Peverel both completed the 30 mile ride. Jenny said; “We had a brilliant day and were thoroughly impressed with the organisation and social distancing measures which had been put in place. The route was easy to follow with very little traffic so it was a most enjoyable ride.”

Regular cyclist Kevin Smith, 54 from Dunmow took part in the 65 mile route; “As a keen cyclist, I have taken part in various cycle rides in the past and I have to say that the organisation of Ride for Helen has been fantastic with the routes well mapped-out and clearly signed.”

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Event Fundraiser Nikki Southgate said; “We are pleased to announce that registration for our Ride for Helen Essex taking place on Sunday 14th May 2022 is now open! Book now to take advantage of our early bird prices, this could save you up to £10! These deals are only available until Tuesday 28th February!

It costs around £2,500 per day to keep our charity operational. Therefore, we really need to make this event a success and raise as much money as possible to keep supporting those with cancer in your local area.”
If cycling isn’t your thing but you’d still like to get involved, why not volunteer on the day? We have lots of fun and exciting roles for you to get stuck into – call us on 01245 380719 for more information or email

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